Newbie REALLY wants to be freelance
I am sort of new to the freelance thing. What I mean by that is that I have been involved in graphics and 3D work now for some time, I am also a director of a Ltd company of my own.
The limited company was formed about two years ago and was a joint venture with a couple of friends. We did a couple of bits of work but nothing to write home about. I have now come to the conclusion that it is ME doing all the work whilst my partners hearts aren't really in it 🙁
The company has been dormant for a while and I am thinking of shutting it down.
I do work for a company and was hoping to get mine of the ground and then leave this job so that I could work for myself.
I wanted this more than anything but it never happened.
There is nothing that I want more than to work for myself and was thinking of starting from scratch on my own. I will still do my current job as it pays the bills.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
- 1 - If the company has you and your mates as directors then scrap it and start again.
2 - Start small and work up. Stay in your job but start doing freelance work in the evenings and weekends as you build up a client list. Far less scary than leaving perm to go freelancing with no actual clients.
3 - Start self employed and when the work warrants it go Ltd far less hassle in the long run.
- Many thanks for the advice there.
I was discussing these very issues last night with a colleague.
I will be shutting the Ltd company down and looking at doing my homework on being self employed.
I will also be doing all my homework on exactly what I will be offering and where to target etc.
- Get in touch with your local business link.
They usually do free “starting your own business” and similar workshops/seminars.